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PANASONIC 2.9-POUND PT-P1SDU, WORLD’S SMALLEST AND LIGHTEST LCD PROJECTOR FOR HOME AND BUSINESS USEBuilt-in SD Slot Allows the Entire Family to Enjoy the Large-Screen Viewing of Digital Images and Makes PC-Free Business Presentations a Snap
ORLANDO, FL (February 27, 2006) – The Panasonic Projector Systems Company introduced at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) convention the ultra-portable, ultra-versatile PT-P1SDU, a projector that's perfect for the in-home viewing of digital photos and movies and just as adept for displaying business presentations on the road and in the office.
The PT-P1SDU is the world's lightest and smallest LCD projector, weighing a mere 2.9 pounds with the ultra-slim dimensions of 9-3/16" W x 2-17/32" H x 7-3/8" D (smaller than a sheet of letter-sized paper). The unit delivers 1,500 ANSI lumens of brightness and an array of time-saving display features.
The PT-P1SDU is the modern, multi-purpose version of the mechanical slide projector that was once highly popular with families for re-living vacations, events and treasured memories. The PT-P1SD has a built-in SD card slot for the big-screen display of digital still images* (or moving video shot with a digital camera*). When the user slips an SD card into the projector's card slot, the PT-P1SDU automatically turns on and is ready to display images. All the photos in a folder can be viewed automatically as a slide show, and several different transitions between slides are available, including Wipe, Fade Split, Blind, Checker, Slide In, Random and Off. Viewers can run a slide show of favorite images in the projector's Direct Print Order Format (DPOF), and automatic photo rotation is also standard. In addition to digital still images, the PT-P1SDU has the inputs to easily connect a TV, VCR, DVD player, laptop PC or gaming system.
Business Presentations Made Easy and PC-free
The space-saving projector slips easily into a briefcase or travel bag, making it highly portable even when carrying it along with a laptop PC. Thanks to its high-performance optical system and high-efficiency 130 UHM lamp, the PT-P1SDU produces high contrast (400:1 ratio) images at a sharp 800 x 600 native SVGA resolution (while providing advanced resizing technology to support UXGA).
The PT-P1SD boasts Panasonic's exclusive Daylight View technology, achieving a substantial improvement in image performance. The projector's ambient light sensor detects changes in a room's light intensity and significantly enhances perceptible colors. Because Daylight View achieves a superb level of color perception, users will experience less of a difference between PC display images and projected images. It also provides white balance adjustment settings for both fluorescent and incandescent lamps to match the room lighting.
Setup is a Snap with Speed Start Features
Impressive List of Standard Features
Among the projector's other valuable features are: projection on screens ranging in size from 38" to 300"; Auto Search; built-in speaker; multi-language on-screen menu with graphical icons; discrete S-video and video inputs for connecting two DVD/video sources at the same time; front/rear, ceiling/desk installation; and a card-type remote control.
The PT-P1SD will be available in April at a suggested list price of $1,199.
Options include the ET-PKP1 ceiling mount bracket for permanent installation, and the ET-LAP1 replacement lamp unit.
For more information on Panasonic's complete line of projectors, visit www.panasonic.com/projectors or phone 1-800-528-8601.
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* Compatible with all Panasonic LUMIX cameras. The PT-P1SD can display only moving pictures recorded as QuickTime Motion JPEG files with a Panasonic LUXIM digital camera.